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Preparing you emotionally and physically

Childbirth & Parenting Education Program

4 week course held every Tuesday from 7.00pm-9.00pm or
2 Day Consecutive Saturday Program 9.00am-1.15pm
First time Mum’s and Dad’s
$400.00 per couple (Benefits may apply from your health fund)

This education program will prepare you emotionally and physically for pregnancy, labour, birth and your early parenting experience. Our educators aim to ensure you and your partner feel confident and informed about pregnancy, birth and parenting, and as prepared as possible.

Optional formats include:

4 week program, held on Tuesday.
Tuesday 7.00pm-9.00pm
2 Day Consecutive Saturday Program, 9.00am-1.15pm

Cost: $400.00 per couple (Benefits may apply from your health fund)

What is covered in the Labour Classes

  • When to come to hospital
  • What to bring to hospital
  • Stages of Labour
  • Normal vaginal delivery
  • Caesarean Section
  • Role of the support person
  • Positions for Labour
  • Pain Relief options
  • Induction of Labour

Aim of Parenting Classes

To enable parents to enjoy their postnatal and early parenting experience, by having confidence and understanding of the issues involved

To develop an understanding of the demands of a new baby at home and strategies to help you both cope.

What is covered in the Parenting Classes

  • Care of Mother and Baby after birth
  • What to expect in the first few days
  • The anatomy and physiology of Breastfeeding
  • Attachment & positioning of baby for breastfeeding
  • Hunger cues /sucking patterns/problem patterns
  • Expressing (and storage of breast milk)
  • Caring for your baby in hospital, routines and services
  • Normal infant behaviour
  • Sleep, Feed, Quiet time and Settling
  • How to settle your baby
  • Becoming a Family
  • Relationship changes
  • Postnatal depression
  • Community resources